“Lola Ponce dead 2017” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Lola Ponce is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of singer Lola Ponce’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her work in the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame is alive and well.

UPDATE 19/11/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Lola Ponce death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Lola Ponce’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Argentine singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (November 17, 2017), our beloved singer Lola Ponce passed away. Lola Ponce was born on June 25, 1977 in Capitán Bermudez. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 40-year-old singer, songwriter and actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Argentine network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Lola Ponce's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (79%) of respondents think those Lola Ponce death rumors are not funny anymore.

Lola Ponce Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Saturday (November 18) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Lola Ponce is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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